- In my attempt at documenting the gifts we have received throughout the course of my pregnancy, I left one VIP out. I'd like to blame "baby brain syndrome," but, well, I just screwed up. I thought I had posted about it in the previous round of gift pictures and neglected to add it to the most recent. To make up for it, I will add even more emphasis by using all caps:
GISELA(!) GOT ME THESE AWESOME GIFTS. TO THE
LEFT IS A GROWTH CHART THAT YOU FILL IN WITH
PICTURES AS THE BABY GROWS. TO THE RIGHT IS A
BOOK WITH A HILARIOUS TAKE ON PREGNANCY.
AWESOME!!! (Sorry Gisela! Love you!)
- Many of you have inquired about the names we are considering for our daughter. As much as I would love to be able to share our thoughts on this difficult process, we have decided to keep it a secret until she is born. There are two front-runners at this point and frankly, it could change right up until the moment we meet her. I have visions of a nurse at the hospital coming into my room, slamming down a book of baby names and telling me that I'm not allowed to bring her home until she has a name. To put it into perspective, you've seen how much I'm agonizing over the decision to select nursery bedding. Now multiply that by INFINITY.
- Many of you have also suggested that we get a post office box so you can mail us presents. While I am completely humbled at these requests, I am the type who doesn't want one more thing to worry about. Like checking in at the post office regularly. (I barely remember to open our mailbox and grab the paper every morning.) But I also understand how exciting it is to be part of welcoming a new baby into the world. And, lets face it, you guys know more details than most of my casual acquaintances in "real life." So, I've discussed it with Jerry and come up with two potential solutions. I'm pretty sure our last name is out there at this point, so I could just tell you where we've registered. The other option is to get a PayPal account and you could contribute to the furniture we need to buy. Or maybe both. Thoughts?
- And now ... drum roll please ... a few random thought nuggets. With pictures!
Buying stuff for babies is just fun. Take this garbage can
for example. I mean, it's a GARBAGE CAN. But it's so cute
and adorable that I just couldn't resist getting it for the nursery.
I have narrowed down the wall color to green. Six shades
of green to be exact. "But Kelly," you say, "um, the walls are
already green in that room." Yes. But not the RIGHT green.
It's a little too ARRAGH! in there. I'm looking for more of a
subtle green. Or you can agree with Jerry and look at the paint
swatches in frustration, rake your fingers through your hair
and exclaim, "THEY'RE ALL THE FUCKING SAME!"